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Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Best Of British ~ Designed for Happy Daze


I have to own up that I've never made an ATC before as I've always found the diminutive size rather daunting, but these chunky wooden ATC's are perfect for me as they have plenty of surfaces for decorating. 

I sanded down and rounded the edges. Then coated with black gesso, once dry randomly painting red and blue acrylic paint on the block, then a final coating of a thin layer of white gesso. I sanded lightly to show some of the paint beneath. Then using black archival ink I stamped Artistic Outpost Loverley London plate, ooops and stamped one of them upside too LOL! I buffed over Barn door and chipped sapphire Distress Inks to highlight the paint showing through. I rubbed Inka gold along the edges and buffed to a shine

I bent & cut four of the these filigree corners (an idea from one of Gingers gorgeous creations) and glued in place with glossy accents. I screwed in a small draw knob from my stash to complete.




A quick reminder about the current Happy Daze Challenge which  you still have plenty of time to enter. It is "April Showers" So have fun using your favourite water technique.  One lucky winner will be drawn at random to win a  £15 voucher and free P&P to spend in the Happy Daze shop. Maximum of 3 entries per person & you must use at least one product which can be purchased in the Happy Daze shop.
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  • uploading your photo to their facebook page


18 comments:

florenceandfreddie said...

Fantastic project Paula. Fab stamping.
Regards Florence x

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully arty and perfect stamps for 2012 Paula. Love the colours and distressing, a great piece of chunky art.
hugs {brenda} xox

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, this is fab. I'm not a chunky ATC fan at all but I love the way you did this and the upside down text just adds to it - serendipitous :-) Lovely work x

Deborah said...

I started crafting with ATCs and it took ages for me to be able to size up - still can't get beyond A5! Never made a chunky ATC though - yours is fabulous, Paula!

Maria said...

This is fabulous Paula, I love the images you've stamped around the block, and the effects of the paint are really striking.

Maria x

My name is Cindy said...

Just gorgeous!! I'm loving all these Best of british stamps that are about!

Terry said...

Now that is one awesome chunky ATC! Love how you used the AO images on each section. Beautiful colors and the filigree corners are very attractive feets! Paul, this rocks!

Katie K said...

Hi Paula,
This is fabulous, I love the images and colors. The chunky ATC is a great way to show case vintage stamps like these.
Hugs.

Yvonne Garner said...

Fabulous ATC Chunky, Paula! Just gorgeous. Best, Yvonne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, a breathtaking chunky ATC. Looks fabulous. I've never made such a chunky ATC, it's something on my to-do-list.

Daniele said...

stunning chunky ATC, love the details
hugs

Astrid Maclean said...

Left a comment over had Happy daze already, this is just soooo cool, must get me some of those chunky ATCs. I used to make ATCs a lot but haven't for about a year, these would be a great way to get back to them, your work always inspires me!!!

anna christensen crafts said...

Wow!, what a fabulous creation! This is very very cool... love the stamps, the colours, the chunkiness... It's perfect!

Sue said...

This is beautiful Paula. Like Silvia I've never made a chunky ATC but I've seen a few recently on various blogs and I really fancy having a go myself.

Kim Dellow said...

Totally love it! Beautiful fat ATC, just love your colours and the gold just sets it of perfectly. Kim

Samantha Read said...

An amazing chunky atc! I absolutely love it! xxx

Redanne said...

Beuatiful creation Paula, love the stamps and the chunky ATC's too.

lynne said...

The colours are wonderfully shabby and the stamps are perfect for a 3d project.
Love the addition of that wonderful decorative element.
Wishes
Lynne